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Giveaway: Three Free Premium VPN Accounts From Kepard!

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How secure are you when you surf? If you don’t use a VPN service, the answer is probably “not very”. You could be exposed to all kinds of hackers, phishers, and malware bent on getting your private and personal information. Identity theft is nothing to play around with.

Kepard provides premium VPN service to help you stay secure and keep your private information private. That already sounds pretty good, right? Well, what if you could get that service for free for three months? Even better, right? Read More

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How Using a VPN Service Makes a Blogger’s Life Better

A blogger has so many tools at his disposal, that sometimes, instead of being an advantage, the fact becomes a hindrance. From productivity apps to to-do lists to calendars to newsreaders – there comes a point when one just simply shakes his head at all the choices.

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Then there are other tools such as VPN services, mobile Internet providers, mobile Wi-Fi hubs, tablets, and the list goes on and on.

We’re zeroing in on VPN services in this post for one simple reason: privacy. Read More

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Thinking of Selling Stuff Online? Start With Responsive Design

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When you want to begin selling online, it’s important to not only consider the audience of consumers to whom you want to appeal, but also the methods and tools you want to use to do so. With the rising trend of mobile devices, and consumers using them to access the Internet, responsive design is a critical starting point.

Not only does it reduce bounce rates, increase time on site, and lead to higher revenues, it also your brand’s credibility, trustworthiness, and reputation online. Read More

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2 Fast Changing SEO Strategies Every Blogger Needs to Track

Search engine optimization is evolving at record pace and failing to keep track of the changes and growth will undoubtedly lead to significant website traffic loss. The rate of change can be daunting to follow as Google’s team learns to respond quicker to the web and become more efficient at spotting growing trends that are hurting the market. In spite of all these changes I note one common factor in every decision they make and that’s pleasing their customers, who are users of the search engine, keeping results relevant. Its that simple and that’s their search business. The better results they provide, the greater the value of their search product for users and advertisers.

Once you understand their intention and what you as the user really want, things become much clearer and you’ll begin to understand most of the decisions they make as they change algorithms and can even predict future changes and plan ahead.

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Online marketers have often been disappointed and enraged by Google’s many changes to signals that adversely affect marketing techniques that have worked for the majority for years. So from the marketers’ perspective that’s years of hard work down the drain. However, I truly believe that aligning marketing activities with giving users’ quality content will always land you in a safe spot. So, keep your efforts geared towards that.

Here are 3 powerful tactics that Google is clamping down on and how you can still get the most out of them. Read More

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BloggingPro Job Board Highlights (February 17-21)

Job board highlightsGood morning, folks! I hope you’re looking forward to a great weekend.

Here are the job board highlights for you to look at before putting your feet up. Have a good one!

Looking for writers with certification/s in health, medicine, nutrition, and/or fitness

ReachSelf.com, an online resource for weight loss, health and fitness information, is looking for new contributors to join Nagaway’s Writer Program. You can suggest topics based on your expertise/interest for our approval, or choose from a list of topics.
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Webydo’s 50K Designer Community is Leading The Way in Code-Free Website Creation, See Why

It’s a good time for web designers, with more potential clients looking for excellent work for fees that are more competitive as compared to agencies. Wherever you are in the world, you can vie for work as long as you have the skill, talent, and dedication to your work.

These are fun times for web designers, although we can’t totally overlook the fact that there are also downsides, one of them being the headache that coding sometimes brings. You may have the best design in mind, but coding a website can be a whole different story. This is where we would like to introduce you to the leading professional online design studio Webydo.

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While you can expend time and effort learning the ins and outs of coding to make sure you keep that competitive edge, there are other things you can turn to so that you can focus on the essence of your business: design. Read More

Categories: General

The Four Necessary Pillars for SEO in 2014

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Christy Kunjumon, an inbound marketer at TechWyse with more than three years of experience. He primarily focuses on analytics, CRO, SMM, local SEO and link earning. You can follow him on Twitter @christykunjumon to get his latest insights.

2013 was an interesting year for SEO’s as there were number of algorithm updates from Google. Many thought SEO has breathed its last breath, but as we know SEO is never dead but alive and well and just… different!

For spammers and link networks, the year 2013 proved to be a game changer. Many link networks, article posting, exact match keywords and directory sites were penalized.

So what is there to expect in 2014? Here are some suggestions and predictions for SEO’s and companies who look forward to seeing what 2014 brings for SEO. Read More

Categories: General

Where Do You Work Best?

Bloggers are generally work-at-home (or coffee shop, or wherever) people. It does not mean that we can’t work a desk job if we have to, and I am risking making the mistake of over generalizing here, but I do think that many people who make a living out of blogging have a proclivity for finding the most comfortable nook to work from.

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I’m the type who “needs” a comfortable corner on the sofa (Sheldon’s spot comes to mind), with lots of throw pillows to be adjusted depending on my position. Today, however, I tried working at the table because I cannot deny that sitting on a real chair and having the laptop on a table does help with focus.

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Captivate Your Readers with These 11 Spell-Binding Headline Tactics

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Alicia Rades, a freelance writer and blogger with a passion for giving useful writing tips. When she’s not working for clients, you can find her updating her blog at TheWritingRealm.com or working on other fun writing projects. Connect with Alicia on Google+.

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You spent hours slaving over that single blog post.

You back hurts, your head aches, and your fingers need a rest.

Despite that, you’re darn proud of the post, so you schedule it, share it on social media, and sit back to watch the traffic come in.

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Seriously? Where are you going wrong? Do all pro bloggers have magic wands to help drive traffic?

Sorry to disappoint, but they don’t have magical powers (that I know of). However, they are masters of spell-binding headlines.

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Your headline is vital. With hundreds of bloggers throwing thousands of headlines at the same readers each day, you need yours to stand out. If your headlines don’t capture readers’ attention and pull them in, people aren’t going to bother reading the awesome things you have to say. Read More

Categories: Blogging Tips

4 Terrible Mistakes Your Company Blog is Making – Get off the Bandwagon

We now know certainly the importance of having a blog for your business or simply any online venture. As readers become more social and collectively garner a more powerful voice demanding communication and quality content and services from businesses, its now ever more important to have an effective method for delivering on that. Many companies have jumped on the blogging bandwagon but solely jumping on won’t cut it anymore. Companies launch their blog expecting readers and customers to come flooding in but I’m sure for most that hasn’t happened.

I’m going to be honest with you and tell you why. Here’s for some tough love.

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